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Sr. Kay Muzzy


Adrian Dominican Sister Kay (Angela Patrice) Muzzy, 69, died June 10 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Michigan, she was in the 50th year of her religious life. She ministered in Illinois, Iowa, California and New Mexico.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she was assistant librarian at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette (1969-1970) and a teacher at St. Ailbe (1970-1973).

Sister Kay is survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Larry Muzzy.

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Sr. Mary Therese Lukas

Teacher, religious education director

Felician Sister Mary Therese (Therese, Mary Sebastiana) Lukas, 89, died on June 1 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she entered the Felician Sisters in 1946 and professed final vows in 1954.

For most of her religious life she ministered as an elementary teacher and later as director of religious education in parishes in Illinois and Wisconsin.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Mary Magdalen (1948-1949, 1952-1959), St. John of God (1949-1950), St. Joseph (1960-1961), Good Shepherd (1961-1965) and Our Lady of Ransom, Niles (1968-1976).

Sr. Alice Lamping

Educator, pastoral associate

Holy Cross Sister Alice (M. Arthura) Lamping, 90, died May 31 in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Born in Chicago, she graduated from Visitation High School in 1945 and entered the congregation in 1946. Sister Alice spent her life in the Midwest, as an educator in Catholic elementary schools for 37 years, and as a home visitor and pastoral associate for 18 years in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. She is survived by her sisters, Holy Cross Sisters Geralda Lamping and Mary Ann Lamping.

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Sr. Mary James “Gus” Griffin

Educator, pastoral associate

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mary James "Gus" Griffin, 75, died May 29 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Oak Park, Sister Gus made her first profession in 1962 and her final profession in 1967. She taught for 13 years, served as a pastoral minister for 12 years and ministered in social services and housing assistance for 26 years. She served in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Gus taught at St. Mary, Evanston (1971-1972), and Visitation (1977-1978). She was pastoral associate at St. Agatha Parish (1980-1988) and an English as a second language teacher at Blessed Sacrament (1988-1990).

She is survived by two sisters, Dominican Sister Marie Malachy Griffin and Jean Crimmins.

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Sr. Jeanette DeBrosse


School Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Jeanette (Mary Urban) DeBrosse, 89, died May 24 in Ohio.

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Sister Jeanette entered the community in 1946 and made final vows in 1954.

She taught in elementary schools in Illinois and Ohio. In the Archdiocese of Chicago she taught at St. Victor, Calumet City; St. Robert Bellarmine; and Notre Dame High School.

She later worked in a variety of administrative positions for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the public library in Cincinnati.

Sister Jeanette is survived by her sisters Rita, Evelyn, Helen and Adele.

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Sr. Alessandra Kubasta


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Alessandra Kubasta, 95, died May 18 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Wisconsin, Sister Alessandra made her first religious profession in 1941 and her final profession in 1944. She was an elementary teacher for 26 years, principal for 12 years and postmaster at the U.S. post office at Sinsinawa for 11 years.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Alessandra taught at Visitation (1941-1942) and St. Brendan (1948-1952).

She is survived by two sisters, Jacqueline Knutowski and Elaine Statz, and a brother, Gene Kubasta.

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Sr. Frances Dolan

Educator, musician

BVM Sister Frances (Franciscus) Dolan, 100, died May 18 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Born in Chicago, she entered the BVM congregation in 1935 from St. Alphonsus Parish and professed final vows in 1943.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Frances taught music at Carmel High School, Mundelein, and at Mundelein College; was associate professor of music at Loyola University; and served as music/liturgy coordinator at Wright Hall, a BVM residence. Sister Frances also taught music in elementary and secondary schools in California, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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Sr. Jane Joyce

Educator, administrator

School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Jane (Margaret Therese) Joyce, 90, died May 11.

She was born in Chicago and baptized at St. Benedict. She attended St. Michael High School. She entered the novitiate in 1946, professed first vows in 1947 and professed final vows in 1953.

Sister Jane taught intermediate and junior high grades at several schools in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as serving as principal and superior in some of them. In 1995, Sister Jane became alumnae coordinator for the Academy of Our Lady and retained that position for more than 10 years. From 2002 to 2005, she served as archivist for the Chicago province. In 2007, she moved to Marian Village, and in 2008, to Resurrection Life Center.

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Fr. Robert Cross

Pastor emeritus

Father Robert Ambrose Cross, 90, died June 9 at Belmont Village Senior Living, Oak Park. He was pastor emeritus of Ascension Parish in Oak Park.

Born in Indiana, he attended St. Luke School, River Forest; Quigley Preparatory Seminary; and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1952. He also earned a licentiate of sacred theology and a master’s degree in library science.

He was assistant pastor of St. Mary, Lake Forest (1952-1956); taught at Quigley Preparatory Seminary North (1956-1961) and Quigley Preparatory Seminary South (1961-1974); and was assistant pastor at St. Nicholas of Tolentine (1966-1970) and the Sacred Heart Parishes (1970-1974). He was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes (1974-1982) and Ascension (1982-1988). He was associate pastor at St. Cornelius (1988-1993) and St. Frances of Rome, Cicero (1993-1995). He was appointed pastor emeritus of Ascension in 1996.

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Fr. Eugene Winkowski

Associate pastor

Father Eugene Richard Winkowski, 74, died June 1 at St. Benedict Home, Niles. He was associate pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish.

Born in Chicago, Father Winkowski attended Holy Innocents and St. Veronica schools, Holy Trinity High School and Loyola University Chicago before graduating from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained in 1971.

He was assistant pastor of St. Turibius (1971-1974) and Five Holy Martyrs (1974-1979). He was named associate pastor of St. Wenceslaus in 1979, and was appointed pastor in 1987.

He was named associate pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in 2000 and remained in that role until his retirement in 2010.

Father Winkowski is survived by a brother, Edwin, and sisters Gerry Lakome and Jackie Bialkowski.